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Tuesday, August 6th, 2002

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i just got the paid version of winex 2.1. i went to play warcraft3 and it wont go into it. no error msgs or anything just sits there (i waited a 1/2 hour and im on a p-4) i ran it from a preinstall on a win drive.

What LiveJournal client do you Linux people use on your OS?
"1-0-0-1-0-0-1... SOS..."
I am new to Linux, so bear with me if this goes slightly astray:
  • I installed SuSE 8.0 last week on my PC (dual boot w/ Windows 2K).
  • The setup works fine in both OSes; I use LILO to choose the start-up OS.
  • I can login to Linux with no problem as a user, but...

  • I have forgotten my root password. Apparently, what I entered during the installation and what I thought I entered were two completely different things.
I have tried going in through "Rescue Installation," which seemed to give me an option of changing the root password, but that password didn't work when I rebooted. I have tried booting using the "Linux single" and/or "Linux -s" commands, but they have not appeared to be successful in letting me find or change the password either.

Does anyone have any ideas about what I can do, or should try, to recover the lost password or that will allow me to change it?


Current Mood: aggravated
In the preceding thread about a forgotten root password, I wrote the following:

Thinking about these recommendations for resetting your root password, it got me thinking of how to secure the most sacred of sacred accounts on your machine.

If it's so easy to reset to root password, how do you protect a machine that people have local access to (on a college campus or some such thing)?

mikeprincipito replied:

The physical box is where security should start, and that is a good point to be brought up. Perhaps we should start a new thread on this, however my first recommendation would be password protecting the bios. Although we all know we can get around that too. So you might want a combination of bios password and having the computer under lock and key.

How does that saying go?

The most secure computer is 60 ft under ground in a lead box and unplugged from everything... and even thats not safe.

What does everyone else think about this?

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